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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 26, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Compassion For Animals
Compassion For Animals takes the animals’ message to the young people of Toronto.

Doubled Doubling? YES!

Get this: Now through June 2, every contribution you make to someone on Team Vegan will be immediately doubled, dollar for dollar, by a new anonymous donor!

And then, on July 31, that entire doubled amount will again be doubled by our incredible supporters John and Fany!

Donate $50, and you’ll ultimately put $200 to work for the animals, reaching many, many new people who may never otherwise learn a compelling and complete case for compassion.

Among many others, Team Vegan includes such outstanding leafleters as Michelle Cehn, Kenny Torrella, Darina Smith, Jim Hillman, The Animal Awareness Project – all of whom would greatly appreciate if you were to support their efforts for the animals!

So please see the feedback below for what your donations accomplish, and then please come over to the Team’s page and take advantage of this great opportunity to change even more lives!

More details at the Team Vegan blog; please contact us with any questions.

Thanks so much!

 

From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris’ Blogs

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Products of the Week

Chocolate

Lauren recommends the following sources of iron: “Chocolove has lots of varieties and is very good; Dagoba’s Xocolatl bar with chilies is pretty rockin’.”

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Kara Kehoe
Kara Kehoe gives the truth to another student at Cal State, Sacramento.

At the College of the Desert, a professor invited me to address his 70+ student class. I gave a quick introduction, and said, “Listen, even if you just cut animals out of three dinners per week, that would be a huge help for our animal friends. If you read this, please pass it on…the more people know, the quicker this insanity ends.” I then asked who wanted to read a booklet. Not hearing a peep in the room, I stepped off the stage, looked up, and half their arms were raised!
—Nikki Benoit, 4/19/10

Today was the most awesome day at Hofstra University, where Cassandra and I set a new record – 1,800 students and faculty reached! The responses were overwhelmingly positive, with dozens and dozens of people who were either vegetarian, vegan, or thinking of going vegetarian or vegan; they all got Guides. Even the teachers, administrators, security guards, etc. were psyched about getting literature!
     We overheard many conversations about veganism. Some parents on tours asked about vegan options on campus. Many had questions about nutritional info, many guys asked about how to get enough protein since they work out, etc. An athletic student asked a ton of questions about going vegan because he was doing a 30-day vegan challenge, and was very excited about getting nutritional info in the Guide. One student exclaimed to her friends, “If you saw how those animals were treated, you would throw up!”
—Eileen Botti, 4/21/10

Casey Constable
Austin’s SXSW crowd learns about helping animals from Casey Constable.

At Saginaw Valley State University, the most memorable interaction was with two big guys. One was black, so I mentioned a few prominent African Americans who are veg (Russell Simmons, KRS, Mos Def) and also threw in some athletes (Tony Gonzalez, Carl Lewis). They both still seemed a little unwilling to never eat meat again. I mentioned that even cutting down on meat lessens a lot of suffering. One got excited and said, “I can do that!” They both walked away intently reading the leaflets.
Phil Letten, 4/23/10

Emily, Jessica, Colin, Stephanie, and I leafleted the Acquire the Fire Christian Youth concert/rally with the new Would Jesus Eat Meat Today? leaflet from the Christian Vegetarian Association. Lots of middle school and high school kids. Here’s a sample of the comments we got: “I don't know, these days he probably wouldn’t.” “No I don't think Jesus would eat meat." "Maybe we shouldn't eat meat anymore.”
     A couple of girls who walked by said, "Hey, I’ll become a vegetarian, if you do.” “Yeah, let’s!” One girl ran to her group and shouted, “Guess what? I’m going to become a vegetarian!” Then there was a middle-aged woman who approached me and said, “Thank you for doing this!” And an adolescent boy who stopped in line and said, “Give me a high five!"
—Yvonne LeGrice, 4/24/10

At the University of Nebraska, Omaha, two people told me they were vegan, six vegetarian. After one girl took a flier, her friend said, “Don’t read that. You’ll never, never eat meat again. It’s the saddest thing.”
—Fred Tyler, 4/22/10

Durham Earth Day

At the Durham Earth Day celebration, we handed out vegan chicken-salad wraps with the Compassionate Choices. To say they were a hit with the very non-veg crowd (right) is an understatement. We had people coming to our booth after hearing how good they were: “Now, WHAT are you serving here? If this ain’t chicken, what is in my mouth?” and “Where can I get these?” and “My kid doesn’t like anything…and he loves these!” and “This isn’t chicken?” When we ran out of wraps, we gave Compassionate Choices to passersby, though some were sad the wraps they’d heard about were gone. Thirty people signed up and will be getting the recipe and Vegan Outreach links. Others copied down our vegan food blog where I’ll be posting the recipe. Most asked where to get the patties (Whole Foods).
Eleni & Rob, 4/24/10

I had many wonderful conversations at Niagara College today. Several students asked me about what I eat, and I told them that I eat a wider variety of foods as a vegan than I ever did as an omnivore. I hope my enthusiasm was contagious. Here are some quotes:
     “I used to work at a chicken processing plant,” a man said. He held up the leaflet and added, “Everything in here is completely true.”
     “Thanks for giving me that leaflet,” a student said after we got off the bus back home. “I’m a vegetarian. It was very emotional for me to read that.” I asked her if she’d ever considered veganism, and she said she was thinking about it.
     “Well, you did your job. I’m having a salad,” a lady said as she headed off to lunch.
—John Sakars, 4/23/10

 

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